Greeneland

The Man Within My Head
Pico Iyer
Knopf, $25.95, 256 pp.

Librarians may have problems deciding where to shelve Pico Iyer’s book. The Library of Congress notes at the beginning provide information rather than enlightenment, placing it in several different categories: an account of Graham Greene’s influence; a critical study of his writings; a biography of Greene; an autobiographical account of the author’s origins and family life, particularly of his father, a philosopher who is nearly as much a presence in the narrative as...

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About the Author

Bernard Bergonzi is the author of A Study in Greene, among many other books of literary criticism.